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Species Panorpa nuptialis

Scorpion fly male - Panorpa nuptialis - male Scorpionfly 02 - Panorpa nuptialis - male BG2878 E2597 - Panorpa nuptialis - male BG2883 E2703 - Panorpa nuptialis - female P. nuptialis - Panorpa nuptialis - male Scorpionfly - Panorpa nuptialis Red-Orange & Brown Insect - No ID - Panorpa nuptialis Scorpion Fly - Panorpa nuptialis - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mecoptera (Scorpionflies, Hangingflies and Allies)
Family Panorpidae (Common Scorpionflies)
Genus Panorpa
No Taxon (lugubris species group)
Species nuptialis (Panorpa nuptialis)
Explanation of Names
Panorpa nuptialis Gerstaecker 1863
Large for this genus. Wings distinctive, heavily marked with broad dark bands
so. central US (MO-AL-TX); Mexico(1)(2)
Sep-Nov (to early Dec in the so. part of range), peak emergence in Oct(2)
in(3), the name of the author is misspelled and the range is erroneously described
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